Posts Tagged ‘British Council’

Social Inclusion in Education – Brazil

February 23, 2009

Project Description:

To implement educational policies for equality in gender, race/ethnicity and sexual orientation in the classroom, by sensitising teachers towards the issues of discrimination and encouraging a positive appreciation of diversity. 

 Learning Point: 

The success of the project can be attributed to having approached it from the point of view of the participants (teachers), considering that they first have to deal with their own preconceptions (prejudice) before being able to deal with discrimination in the classroom.

 Organisation:

British Council

Full case study Social Inclusion In Education – Brazil

Intercultural Dialogue in Africa

February 23, 2009

Project Description

To build greater trust and understanding between UK society and Muslim communities in Sub-Saharan Africa

Learning Point

There can be a danger of a listening/dialogue project trying to do too much – but with proper institutional commitment the model has much to offer.

Organisation

British Council 

Full case study Intercultural Dialogue in Africa

Writers forum at Jebel Barkal – Sudan

February 23, 2009

Project Description:

Work with Sudanese artists and writers to help them to understand and overcome the conflicts which have scarred their country for the past fifty years.

Learning Point:

Resonance; the careful choice of location resonated with the participants and later with the media to ensure wider impact for the programme. The facilitative approach, providing opportunity for engagement amongst Sudanese artists created a means to create a positive experience of the UK while focusing on Sudanese needs rather than on the UK.

Organisation:

British Council

Full case study Writers Forum at Jebel Barkal

WAPI

February 23, 2009

Project Description:

WAPI aims to develop relationships with young audiences, performers and artists and provide a platform for raw underground talent

Learning Point:

Building solid relationships with key players in the creative sector and understanding the local context has been the foundation for this project. From this, an event has been developed which provides a format for cultural exchange and creates a means for our target audiences to access other programmes run by the organisation, which these audiences may not have previously considered.

Organisation:

British Council

Full case study of wapi